Book Reviews of Children of the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul, Bk 2)

Children of the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul, Bk 2)
Children of the Vampire - Diaries of the Family Dracul, Bk 2
Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
ISBN-13: 9780440222699
ISBN-10: 0440222699
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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A good read for lovers of the Family Dracul..
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An original approach to the Dracula family chronicles.
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Kalogridis is very good at getting the reader to feel the evil of the characters.
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Arkady has been turned vampire and "lives" to end the existence of his uncle Vlad and his sister, Zsuzsanna. His son, Stefan and his wife, Mary have successfully escaped Vlad and Arkady is desperate to find and protect them. Thinking Arkady dead, Mary has married Jan Van Helsing and adopted a child (Bram). It takes 26 years for Arkady to finally find them and then all hell breaks loose. Stefan is enthralled and kidnapped by Zsuzsanna and his brother Bram is ensnared by Arkady to help rescue him. Thus begins the adventures of Bram and the legacy of Van Helsing.

This is much darker than Covenant with the Vampire. More vile as children have become the targets of these deranged vampires. Again, a well-written - if at times grotesque - story that gives you a feel for the life and times of 1872
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This is a very new and believable rendition of the Dracul family. The author brings a fresh new twist to our beloved Dracula stories. Definitely a great book to read if you are a fan of Dracula.
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Loved the new twist on this old story. Brilliant!
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Interesting vampire read, fairly well-written, good plot, but a little heavy on the gothic for my taste.
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Wow! This book was amazing. A page-turner for sure! I don't know how I've managed to have this in my TBR (10+ years!) and not know what I was missing. The journaling format used in it gives it a very "Bram Stoker" feel to the story so that it's easy to consider this a prequel. Any fans of the original will not be disappointed with this series.
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Wow! This book was amazing. A page-turner for sure! I don't know how I've managed to have this in my TBR (10+ years!) and not know what I was missing. The journaling format used in it gives it a very "Bram Stoker" feel to the story so that it's easy to consider this a prequel. Any fans of the original will not be disappointed with this series.
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If you love Dracula - you'll love this trilogy. Written in the same "diary" format as Bram Stoker's classic. The trilogy gives you a before, during, and after to Dracula. Jeanne Kalogridis did an awesome job of writing her stories around the established classic so that it seems part of the original story. Read the set !!!
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really spooky vanpire story
better then most, Not quite Ann Rice
But Very Close

I wish you well

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The second book in a vampire trilogy from the acclaimed author of Covenant With The Vampire, Children Of The Vampire is a dark, stylishly erotic prequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula; it is the haunting tale of a struggle to end Dracula's control over his human descendants.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Wow! This book was amazing. A page-turner for sure! I don't know how I've managed to have this in my TBR (10+ years!) and not know what I was missing. The journaling format used in it gives it a very "Bram Stoker" feel to the story so that it's easy to consider this a prequel. Any fans of the original will not be disappointed with this series.
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Well written , as good , if not better than the first in this series.
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Book 2 of the Diaries of the Family Dracul series

Picks up right where Book 1 left off, although I did not like this one as well as the first one. Still creepy and fascinating though!
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It is Amsterdam, 1871, 25 years before the start of Stoker's novel, and 25 years following Arkady Tsepesh's flight from his family's ancestral castle with his wife and young son, Stefan, after learning that he and his family are bound by an ancient covenant to serve their ancestor, Prince Vlad Tsepesh, who is also known as Dracula. For Vlad is a vampire, and the fated first born sons in every generation must bring him the victims he needs to survive. Arkady had tried to break the covenant and failed. He is now a vampire, seperated from his beloved wife and son, with one all-consuming desire-to destroy Vlad before he draws Stefan into eternal service through the blood ritual...
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My Sister - In the flickering gaslights of Vienna a brother watches - as a woman of alabaster beauty, his sister, takes two lovers at once. Then she pours her passion into the most forbidden act of all ... My Brother - In the streets of Amsterdam a young man, the secret lover of his brothers wife, is whisked into a waiting carriage for a long journey into darkness and reunion with his father ... My Family - They are a family bound by an ancient curse, one generation pitted against another, taboos shattered, their firstborn's blood sipped from a silver chalice. In his stony fortress waits Vlad the Impaler, while his heir, Arkady, cries out to his sons: "Let the curse end with me!" ... Children of The Vampire ... In this terrifying, brilliantly imagined novel, Jeanne Kalogridis returns to the same dark, erotic territory she visited in Covenant with The Vampire. Once again she explores the breathtaking battle waged in the heart of the Family Dracul - as the innocent take up arms against the monster ...
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*MY SISTER*
In the flickering gaslights of Vienna a brother watches-as a woman of alabaster beauty, his sister, takes two lovers at once. Then she pours her passion into the most forbidden act of all...

*MY BROTHER*
In the streets of Amsterdam a young man, the secret lover of his brother's wife, is whisked into a waiting carriage for a long journey into darkness and a reunion with his father...

*MY FAMILY*
They are a family bound by an ancient curse, one generation pitted against another, taboos shattered, their firstborns blood sipped from a silver chalice. In his stony fortress waits Vlad the Impaler, while his heir, Arkady, cries out to his sons: "Let the curse end with me!"

*CHILDREN OF THE VAMPIRE*
In this terrifying, brilliantly imagined novel, Jeanne Kalogridis returns to the same dark, erotic territory she visited in Covenant with the Vampire. Once again she explores the breathtaking battle waged in the heart of the family Dracul-as the innocent take up arms against the monster.